This year I am going to write a novel? Well, here we are at week three and I am already stuck. I drafted up about 750 words as a start to my introduction chapter. I took a break and now I can’t seem to find the thread I was travelling on. “It’s not the fear… Continue reading Fixed and Unable to Move
This year I am going to write a novel. The coffee is on, my pen is posed and this week’s thoughts are on an opening line. Here are a couple of my favourite story openers in no particular order: Alice Sebold’s The Almost Moon – “When all is said and done, killing my mother came… Continue reading The Opening
NaNoPoBlano2020 – This was my first year participating NoNoPoBlano and it has been a lot of fun. Thanks to all the Cheer Peppers! By Shari Marhall – 2020
I don’t see myself as a hoarder but an avid collector. I pair it down.I use it up.I turn around and it is piled back up!Coloured pens, pencils and highlights galore.Notebooks and paper piled roof to floor.I’m chained to the grammar, punctuation and letters turned word.When it comes to writing supplies my reasoning is blurred!… Continue reading My views on writing supplies.
So, I decided right this second that I am going to try NaNoPoBlano this November. It is November 1, 2020 and the challenge starts today. This is my first post of the challenge. It is my understanding that one of the goals for the challenge is to post something every day this month. The rest… Continue reading So NaNoPoBlano??
Use this image as a prompt to create a post and reference back here. You can come back and share by posting your link in the comment section below. That’s it! Can’t wait to view your posts… Source of inspiration for a creative artist being propel along by force in a specified direction. Can you… Continue reading Photo Prompt 25: Source of inspiration for a creative artist being propel along by force in a specified direction.
Use this image as a prompt to create a post and reference back here. You can come back and share by posting your link in the comment section below. That’s it! Can’t wait to view your posts… I am aware of the tugging like a quiet voice whispering in the back of my mind, write,… Continue reading Photo Prompt Week 17: Relic Writer
We all know the days when life happens and you just don’t get time to write. Perhaps you’re a post-a-day blogger, or post-a-week, or whatever your schedule. Now there is a self-imposed pressure to get it done. For me, on those day, I am thankful for a stock pile of writing in various stages of… Continue reading Writing Interrupted
“Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul.” – Meg Rosoff “You must stay drunk on writing… Continue reading Read and then Write
Creating characters, breathing life into them, can be a lot of fun. It can be as exciting as getting to know a new friend because in a sense that is exactly what you are doing. Of course tombstone information (name, date of birth and therefore age, as well as where a character lives) and physical… Continue reading Character, Who Are You?